Humber Bridge Viewing Area
The Humber Bridge Viewing Area is one of the jewels in North Lincolnshire’s crown.
The Humber Bridge
When finally opened in 1981 the Humber Bridge became the longest bridge of its type in the world. This was a crown it held until 1998 and as of 2023 it ranks as the 12th largest single span bridge in the world. The bridge directly connects the counties of North Lincolnshire and the East Riding of Yorkshire and sees over 33,000 crossing per day. The total length of the Grade 1 listed structure is a massive a centre span of 1410m and a total length of 2,220m.
The Viking Way
The Viking Way, so called because it crosses significant areas that were occupied by Norse invaders, serves as one of the UKs longest walking routes. Starting here at the Humber Bridge Viewing Area it is possible to undertake 147 miles of recognised rambling route that can take you as far as Rutland. Of course, the walk can be significantly scaled down to enjoy the Humber Estuary and local nature reserves or scaled up for those seeking considerable distance and challenge.
Waters’ Edge Nature Reserve
The Humber Bridge Viewing Area provides immediate access to the Waters’ Edge Nature Reserve comprising 110 acres of reserve with extensive visitor and educational facilities for a free family day out. The visitors centre offers hot drinks, food, displays and educational themes throughout the year and is open 9am to 5pm on weekdays and 10am to 4pm on weekends.
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